The Ann Arbor Sports Commission was formed to attract amateur sporting events to the Ann Arbor region for economic impact, positive national exposure, and quality of life enhancement for its residents. The commission acts as a conduit on behalf of the region in the bid efforts for all major and participant-driven sporting events that meet its mission.


Proven Partnerships

We have a well-established history of NCAA joint partnerships in bid development for a variety of indoor and outdoor sports as well as partner with Club Sports in bidding events such as Club Hockey Championships. As partners with Rec Services, Lacrosse America has hosted tournaments in the Ann Arbor region.

The Sports Commission values its partnership with the University of Michigan.  Thanks to its world-class sports facilities, U-M has a rich history of hosting major sporting events on campus:

  • Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games Field Hockey Events
  • AAU Junior Olympic Games Swimming Events
  • NHL Winter Classic
  • International Champions Cup (ICC) Soccer Matches
  • NCAA Tournaments, Regionals and Championships
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